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Arkansas Granny

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VILE: Donald Trump Posted A Recycled Photo From 2017 On Holocaust Memorial Day

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day, a day when countries and leaders around the world honor the victims and survivors of the Holocaust. Donald Trump decided to post a photo from 2017 because he is too lazy to take a new one.

Donald Trump aligns himself with Nazis, the alt-Right and White Nationalists. He has called Nazis "very fine people" and refuses to fully denounce Nazis. He has full supports of White Nationalists (aka Nazis), such as David Duke, Richard Spencer and a litany of others. So it should surprise no one that he could not find 15 minutes to take a motorcade to the Holocaust Museum in DC (less than a mile from the White House) to take a photo. This lazy ass fool posted a photo from 2017 - where he is at least 25 lbs thinner and Melania still has her old kidneys.


Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sun Jan 27, 2019, 07:56 PM (3 replies)

This tweet made me chuckle.


Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sat Jan 26, 2019, 10:46 AM (0 replies)

Ana Navarro: "Do me a favor, do us all a favor, either shut the hell up or fake it."


Brooke Baldwin

After hearing Lara Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, @ananavarro has some advice: “Do me a favor, do us all a favor, either shut the hell up or fake it.” #governmentshutdown

2:53 PM - Jan 24, 2019
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Thu Jan 24, 2019, 05:14 PM (1 replies)

The Trump Administration Quietly Changed the Definition of Domestic Violence

and We Have No Idea What For

Without fanfare or even notice, the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women made significant changes to its definition of domestic violence in April. The Obama-era definition was expansive, vetted by experts including the National Center for Victims of Crime and the National Domestic Violence Hotline. The Trump administration’s definition is substantially more limited and less informed, effectively denying the experiences of victims of abuse by attempting to cast domestic violence as an exclusively criminal concern.

The previous definition included critical components of the phenomenon that experts recognize as domestic abuse—a pattern of deliberate behavior, the dynamics of power and control, and behaviors that encompass physical or sexual violence as well as forms of emotional, economic, or psychological abuse. But in the Trump Justice Department, only harms that constitute a felony or misdemeanor crime may be called domestic violence. So, for example, a woman whose partner isolates her from her family and friends, monitors her every move, belittles and berates her, or denies her access to money to support herself and her children is not a victim of domestic violence in the eyes of Trump’s Department of Justice. This makes no sense for an office charged with funding and implementing solutions to the problem of domestic violence rather than merely prosecuting individual abusers.

For varied reasons, many survivors make an informed choice to not initiate a criminal case.
Restoring nonphysical violence to the definition of domestic violence is critical. As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports, over one-third of U.S. women (43.5 million) have experienced “psychological aggression” at the hands of an intimate partner. Experts have long recognized that the manipulative behaviors identified in the Obama-era definition as restricting a victim’s liberty or freedom can cause greater and more lasting damage than physical harm. I know this from my experiences over a decade working with survivors of domestic violence. In nearly every case, the bruises and broken bones eventually heal, but the psychological scars can last a lifetime.

Trump has attempted to brand his administration as one of “law and order,” so shoehorning domestic violence into a criminal justice framework may seem to him like a sensible way to recast the issue. But it isn’t. The assumption that domestic violence must involve a criminal justice response demonstrates a myopic understanding of abuse. Many survivors—particularly those from minority or marginalized communities—are reluctant to report domestic violence to law enforcement. Race, class, sexual orientation, and immigration status can significantly affect whether a survivor decides to seek outside intervention when suffering violence in the home. A call to the police may make a survivor less safe if, for example, doing so intensifies the abuser’s anger or the arrest of a primary breadwinner renders her homeless. Some survivors do not report because they do not want their abusers to face criminal punishment or because they generally distrust law enforcement. For varied reasons, many survivors therefore make an informed choice to not initiate a criminal case.


Maybe I missed it, but I don't recall hearing anything about this before. So much of what this administration has accomplished has been overshadowed by the outrageous day to day bs that emanates from the White House that it's next to impossible to stay up to date on everything that's happening in Congresss.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Thu Jan 24, 2019, 11:33 AM (3 replies)

Trump's Bogus "Catch and Release" Statistic - FactCheck.org



Trump claimed — without evidence — that only 2% of those apprehended crossing the border and released pending immigration hearings appear in court. Administration officials put the figure at about 50%, while immigration experts say it is even higher. http://ow.ly/SP9i30nqwYX

3:28 PM - Jan 23, 2019

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Wed Jan 23, 2019, 05:34 PM (0 replies)

Build a wall . . . . LOL


Ed Krassenstein

The only way this is true, is if that wall is a prison wall, and Trump is behind it.

11:16 AM - Jan 23, 2019
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Wed Jan 23, 2019, 01:23 PM (2 replies)

I don't know if any of you are familiar with freekibble.com, but today

they are donating dog food and cat food to help furloughed federal employees who have pets. Check it out.

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Wed Jan 23, 2019, 06:29 AM (2 replies)

Chelsea Clinton announces an addition to the family.


Chelsea Clinton

Marc and I have loved watching Charlotte be such a wonderful big sister and we’re excited to watch Aidan become a big brother! We cannot wait to meet our newest addition later this summer.

12:48 PM - Jan 22, 2019

Congratulations to the family.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Tue Jan 22, 2019, 03:36 PM (10 replies)

'Fox & Friends' accidentally shows graphic saying Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead

The hosts of “Fox & Friends” on Monday apologized for showing a graphic saying Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead, blaming a control room error.

The graphic, similar to those marking the deaths of other famous figures, briefly showed a photo of Ginsburg and the dates “1933-2019.”

“We need to apologize … A technical error in the control room triggered a graphic of RBG with a date on it,” co-host Steve Doocy said later in the program. “We don’t want to make it seem anything other than that was a mistake. That was an accident.”

“We apologize, big mistake,” co-host Ainsley Earhardt added.


So, they already have a graphic ready to go. Is this standard practice or wishful thinking.

ETA: ?w=620
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Mon Jan 21, 2019, 10:55 AM (30 replies)

Historian blisters Mike Pence for comparing Trump to MLK:

A ‘perversion’ that ‘flies in the face of his memory’

Princeton historian Julian Zelizer on Monday smacked down Vice President Mike Pence for comparing President Donald Trump favorably with civil rights icon Martin Luther King.

After watching a clip of Pence quoting MLK and comparing his push for civil rights to Trump’s push for a border wall, Zelizer said that it was a “perversion” of King’s legacy to link him in any way to Trump.

“The policies of this administration, from the border wall to voting rights restrictions, are antithetical to everything that Martin Luther King fought for,” he said. “So having Vice President Pence invoke Martin Luther King, for this deal or for anything else, really flies in the face of his memory.”

During his Sunday interview on CBS, Pence said that Trump’s call for a border wall was as “inspiring” to Americans as MLK’s call for civil rights.


That sanctimonious POS has no decency at all.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Mon Jan 21, 2019, 08:03 AM (2 replies)
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